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Manas National Park

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Travel To Manas National Park in order to experience the bounteous beauty encompassed in the Jungle. Tour Manas National Park which was accredited as the World Heritage Site in the year 1985.

Location:The Manas National Park is located at a distance of 176 km from Guwahati. It is about 41 km from the Barpeta road. Manas stretches over the national boundary to Bhutan where it is known as the Royal Manas Park. The nearest airport is Guwahati, a distance of 176 km and about 6 hours away while the nearest railway station is Barpeta Road, about 40 km from the park

About Manas National Park
The only Tiger Project in Assam, Manas is one of India's most magnificent National Parks. It is situated on the bank of the river Manas at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a well known World heritage site with it's unique combination of scenic beauty and rare wealth of wildlife.

The Fauna
The animal population of Manas is very excitingly diverse and excitement is the key world while exploring the park. Some of the more fierce or potentially aggressive creatures it harbours within it's confines are Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Clouded Leopards and the amazingly beautiful and rare Black Panthers.

The park is also a haven for highly endangered species of which it houses 20. Two of the unique residents of the park are the Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog.
Some of the other animals sighted while exploring the park are Gaurs, Swamp Deer, Capped Langurs, Golden Langurs, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Smooth Indian Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar and Chital

Some of the rare species that can be seen at this wildlife sanctuary during your wildlife tours are the Bengal florican and the great pied hornbill. Quite a few migratory birds visit the Manas National Park during the winter months. Some of these birds are Forktails, Riverchats, Ruddy Shelduck, Cormorants and Ducks. You can spot different species of water birds and woodland birds during your wildlife tours to the Manas National Park in Assam, India.

The Flora
The vegetation that covers most of the park is of the mixed deciduous variety. This mixed forest is intermixed by small glades of grass where deer can be seen grazing in huge numbers. Altogether, Manas National Park Assam offers some of the most eye-pleasing natural surroundings in the country.

Best Season
The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to April, with the best period being January to April.

Getting There:
By Air: Manas Park is 176-kms from Guwahati. The nearest airport is Borjhar, which is situated, 5-km out of town, and can be reached by rickshaw, auto rickshaw or airline buses.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is situated at Barpeta road.
By Road: Buses regularly ply from Guwahati to Barpeta Road in 4½ hrs.

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